Precision Spraying Assists Conservation

Chuck Zimmerman

The Conservation in Action Tour provided some really good opportunities to learn about a part of the country I don’t normally get to see while hearing about some issues that are important to all farmers and that includes new regulatory efforts for watersheds like the Chesapeake Bay. I’ll be continuing my coverage of the tour today and over the weekend …

Ag Group, Conservation, CTIC, Environment, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Video

Continuous No-Till

Chuck Zimmerman

The Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District provided significant help to the Conservation Technology Information Center is setting up and putting on the Conservation In Action Tour. Brian Noyes received recognition at our tour dinner. I spoke with him during one of our farm stops. Brian says the District deals with a lot of diverse issues in their area and …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Environment

Helping Manage Storm Water Risk

Chuck Zimmerman

The first stop of the Conservation In Action Tour was Mainland Farm in James City County, VA. Presentations about the farm, the land and the watershed it is a part of were prepared by James Wallace, Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District. I recorded Jame’s presentation. Our location was adjacent to the James River where you’ll find a lot of …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Environment

AGROTAIN Presents New Research at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

AGROTAIN was another one of the many companies and organizations at the Ag Media Summit Info Expo last week in St. Paul, talking with those attending about what’s new. Chuck talked with John Hassell, who is Manager for Research and Agronomic Development at AGROTAIN, about some new research they are very excited about – one at the University of Illinois …

AGROTAIN, Conservation, Fertilizer

AGROTAIN Participates in CTIC Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

Chuck gets back from 11 days on the road Saturday and has one day to unpack and repack before heading out to learn more about how agriculture protects water quality and improves soil health at the Conservation Technology Information Center, Conservation In Action Tour, August 2-3. The tour will visit farm operations in east central Virginia that embody “Conservation in …

AGROTAIN, Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Farming

Touring Conservation In Action

Chuck Zimmerman

I am going to find out how agriculture protects water quality and improves soil health at this year’s Conservation Technology Information Center, Conservation In Action Tour. The tour will take place in the Virginia/Maryland area and looks like it is at capacity. Yesterday was the last day to get registered but you can probably still get in if you call …

Ag Group, Conservation, CTIC, Sustainability

Conservation Ag Tour To Visit Virginia

Melissa Sandfort

The Conservation Technology Information Center’s Conservation In Action Tour, slated for Aug. 2-3, 2010, will visit innovative farm operations in east central Virginia. Presenters will initiate discussions about agriculture’s role in addressing Chesapeake Bay water quality concerns and will demonstrate equipment, tools and technologies that help farmers use nutrients efficiently. (*photo credit: Charles Carter) During this event, participating farmers, policy …


Big Interest in USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Lots of farmers are interested in USDA’s revamped Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) – formally known as the Conservation Security Program. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced this week that they received nearly 21,300 applications to participate in the CSP, covering more than 33 million acres nationwide. “NRCS has received enough applications to carry out conservation activities on …

Conservation, USDA